Narrator Erin Bennett sounds like a favorite teacher, and her warm, encouraging tone is a pleasure to listen to as she navigates the advice and anecdotes of this guide from Book View Cafe. Best-selling authors and winners of multiple awards contribute their hard-earned wisdom to inspire and educate aspiring writers. Luminaries such as Vonda McIntyre and Ursula K. Le Guin share the pitfalls and challenges of writing science fiction and fantasy, and several others take on topics around the craft of writing, research, and marketing. Listeners are sure to listen to this audiobook again and again.
Book View Cafe's members include international best-selling authors and winners of the National Book Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and many others. Most have sold multiple novels to major publishers. Many have taught writing at workshops around the world. The knowledge of these professional authors is gathered into a volume that will help both new and experienced writers cope with the creative challenges and the nuts-and-bolts business issues of a career in writing fiction.
Contributors include: Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Amy Sterling Casil, Brenda W. Clough, Lori Devoti, Chris Dolley, Laura Anne Gilman, Sue Lange, Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N. McIntyre, Nancy Jane Moore, Pati Nagle, Steven Harper Piziks, Irene Radford, Patricia Rice, Madeleine E. Robins, Deborah J. Ross, Sherwood Smith, Jennifer Stevenson, Judith Tarr, Gerald M. Weinberg, and Sarah Zettel.